Coming off a generally hot summer box office, most major markets have enjoyed a rousing kickoff to the fall, driven chiefly by "Planet of the Apes," "Jurassic Park III," "A Knight's Tale" and "Rush…
Los Angeles and London-based financier and distributor Winchester Films has acquired worldwide rights to "Scorched," directed by Gavin Grazer and starring John Cleese, Woody Harrelson, Alicia…
Director Mira Nair's comedy-romance about the chaotic preparations for a Punjabi family marriage ceremony, "Monsoon Wedding," took top honors Saturday at the 58th Venice Intl. Film Festival, marking…
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" went the whole nine yards in Deauville on Sunday night, winning the American Film Festival's Grand Prix.
Repping a distinct strand in Italo cinema of academic, talky approaches to historical subjects, "The Dervish" is initially made more palatable by excellent, textured lensing of its Turkish locations…
Inspired by her grandparents' story in early 20th-century Algeria, writer-director Amalia Escriva fashions a highly literary tale of tangled family relations among French settlers in "All My Love."
A standout performance by Lysiane Meis, as a single, Franco-Algerian mom fighting for both her children and mental sanity, makes "17 rue Bleue" worth a look by quality TV buyers.
Falling into the category of performance art crossed with music-less ballet, "Thief or Reality" is a hard-core chunk of philosophical musings on fate, chance and free will that's destined for…
Rightly describing itself as "streetwise arthouse fare," film is a complete one-off even by Hong Kong standards. Three short films and a tailpiece, made by an eclectic combo of young talent, pic reps…
Globe-trotting writer-director Wolf Gaudlitz once worked (as an actor) with Fellini on 1983's "And the Ship Sails On … ." That influence bears heavily on "Palermo Whispers," latest -- and, he says…